Letter to the Editor:
Reduce taxes and provide relief
Dear Mr. Trudeau and the Liberal Party of Canada: You need to work on reducing taxes and providing relief for everyone. Creating new MP positions increases your demands on the tax payer funded budget. Stop it. Our hard-earned pay is not yours to control. Nor should it ever be. Government has lost its focus on keeping life in Canada genuinely affordable and people, small businesses, and communities are hurting because of it. You need to get your priorities back on track.
Reduce the MP heavy government which will reduce high salaries and benefit costs to Canadian taxpayers.
Close tax loopholes for companies and individuals posting over five million dollars per year in net profits/ gross individual income or switch to a flat 10% tax rate on all Canadians over the poverty threshold. No loopholes, no allowance for offshore money hoarding. Companies with head offices in Canada and manufacturing overseas where environmental and labour laws are lax, should pay a minimum of a flat 20% on all gross income. No loopholes.
Reduce income tax.
Reduce the GST.
Remove all derelict/unused buildings that stifle community growth by taking up large plots of land that could be developed. Especially in small communities with small property tax bases. Saying that things are stored in an old building is not an appropriate reason to keep it. It will also reduce your carbon footprint in a way that has real benefits to Canadians.
Stop wasting administrative tax dollars on carbon taxing people and then giving some of it back.
Before considering any proposal on any ban or restriction on personal property, learn the actual laws, regulations, and processes in place so that you can better understand how bans waste tax payer dollars and do not solve community issues.
Restructure land transfer payments to better reflect property tax rates and take the pressure off of municipal property tax rates.
Force provinces with high hydro rates to get their ballooning costs under control and reduce rates. This could mean kicking for profit companies out of controlling essential utilities. There should be no wealthy shareholder fingers in the necessities of life pot.
Force large water sucking companies such as Nestle to pay market value for water and cap the amount that can be drawn from any source to prevent future water shortages. If you are actually invested in the environment, the air is not our only future concern. This would also reduce the sheer volume of single use plastics for water bottles and plastic wrap to ship the water bottles.
Start looking after Canada, because giving our tax dollars to corrupt governments overseas does nothing to reduce world poverty. We have plenty of poverty here that is on you to assist with solving. You can start by not taking veterans and indigenous children to court.
Struggling Small Business Owner, Struggling Tax Payer who can't afford travelling the country, never mind spending money in other countries while travelling the world.